I don’t know why, but I find that hysterical.
I was sitting down to my computer and it had just started up. One of my online programs runs advertisements in a little corner of the window. I heard this chirpy sound and thought it was some ad trying to get my attention. I was annoyed – “Oh, so now they are putting annoying sounds to make me look!” Well, I wasn’t falling for it. I didn’t look. I figured it would stop. Then, I heard it again. I had to look to see if it was something I could shut off. I couldn’t see where it was coming from. It sounded so beautiful and so close, I didn’t even imagine it was coming from anywhere else BUT my computer. So, as I was looking for the source on my screen, I heard it again. I looked up and saw a guy looking much like this picture.
He (or she, apparently the boys and girls look a like) was collecting stuff from my window ledge for a nest.
Also, from what I can determine, these aren’t all that common in Indiana. Common throughout Michigan. I’m wondering if the extra cold weather forced him south.
Anyway, it was fun. He let me get a good, close look at him for a few minutes. His song was really pretty!
Having said all of this, I must admit I’m not actually a big fan of birds. I think they are kind of gross. I don’t mind watching them out my window, though, and this little guy was fun to watch.